Written by: Matt
If you enjoy corporate dramas like The Insider then get ready for Michael Clayton starring George Clooney in the leading role. I’m just glad to see Clooney outside of an Ocean’s Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen movie for a change. Good drama and solid acting look to be a gimme here so let’s just hope the story can hold our attention and deliver in the end. If not, you can always fall back on Syriana for some classy Clooney.
Michael Clayton - Details:
Release Date: 12 October 2007
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Starring: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack
Director: Tony Gilroy
Rating: Rated R for language including some sexual dialogue.
Michael Clayton - Plot:
Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house “fixer” at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen’s dirtiest work at the behest of the firm’s co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton’s firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach’s brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.
The best part of this post is that while I was writing it George Clooney came on the TV as the voiceover for a Bud commercial. Nice timing.
Michael Clayton - Movie Trailer:
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Posted on: Thursday, September 13, 2007
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